Corrugated Lines 2021

Friday, 30 July to Sunday, 1 August

Join us in Broome for our tenth annual Festival of Words!

Keep an eye out on this page over the coming weeks for updates on the program.


In the meantime, we have a special ONLINE event to get you excited:

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In the weeks leading up to Corrugated Lines: A Festival of Words we will be publishing chapters in a serial novella entitled, Theft of a Pearl.

Nine authors – each of whom have a connection with the Kimberley – have been invited to write one chapter each, which will be published online each week, starting on Saturday, 15th May. The story will be revealed along the way.

Who knows how it will end?

After the ninth chapter is published, members of the public will be invited to write and submit a tenth chapter. Judges will selected their favourite entry as the story’s ending.

The winner will be announced at the festival opening on Friday, 30 July.

Click the image below to go to the novella.

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Event hosted by Thomas Saunders with Backroom Press Inc.


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The Corrugated Lines story

Corrugated Lines: a festival of words was conceived by Backroom Press Inc in 2012 as part of the National Year of Reading. We joined Magabala Books and others in the community interested in storytelling and the written word, and a festival was born. An amazing weekend became the first chapter in the evolving Corrugated Lines story. Through Corrugated Lines, we celebrate the wealth of talent the Kimberley region has in published writers, illustrators and Kimberley stories. We provide an inspirational event for local lovers of words and hope to attract visitors and authors to Broome and the wider region to enjoy Kimberley stories and share a few tales of their own. There is a stream to support the development of writers and illustrators in the Kimberley: perhaps some of them will publish with Backroom Press in the future. New chapters in the Corrugated Lines: a festival of words story are written each year in early August. Details can be found on the dedicated Corrugated Lines facebook page. Become a friend and stay up to date with all things ‘wordy’ in the Kimberley. If you would like to be part of writing the next chapter in the Corrugated Lines story, either as a visiting author or an event organiser, then please email us at  or go to